Super League  Friday 21st July 2017  DW Stadium  Att: 15,119

Squad

S. Tomkins, Gelling, Gildart, Burgess, Williams, Leuluai, Nuuausala, McIlorum, O'Loughlin, Bateman, Clubb, Powell, Tautai, Sutton, Isa, Wells, Marshall, Davies, Field.

Squad

Golding, Briscoe, Moon, Parcell, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Garbutt, Keinhorst, Mullally, Ormondroyd, Baldwinson, Lilley, Smith, Oledzki, Jordan-Roberts, Walker, A. Sutcliffe, Newman, Whiteley.

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

George Williams

Tom Davies

Oliver Gildart

Oliver Gildart

George Williams

Sam Tomkins

Michael McIlorum

GOAL SCORERS:

Sam Powell

George Williams

George Williams

Scorers

TRY SCORERS:

GOAL SCORERS:

Full Report

Match Official: B Thaler

England stand-off George Williams and Oliver Gildart both scored two tries as Wigan Warriors secured an emphatic 34-0 victory over Leeds Rhinos at the DW Stadium.

The Rhinos had three debutants, including 17-year-old threequarter Harry Newman, who made history by becoming the first player born this century to play in the Betfred Super League, and another three players on the bench with just three top-flight appearances between them.

Michael McIlorum got the ball rolling for Wigan with an 11th-minute try, converted by Williams, and Sam Tomkins extended their lead with another score four minutes later.

Williams touched down for his first just after the half-hour mark before Gildart went over twice in the space of four minutes.

Tom Davies crossed the whitewash for Wigan's sixth try of the night before Williams added his second.

"We're not patting each other on the back but I liked the manner in which we went about our business in those conditions, which were very testing," said Wigan boss Shaun Wane.

"A 77 per cent completion rate was good, some of our defence was very good and we scored some good tries. We've got 100 tries this season so we're doing something okay, but we won't get carried away."

Leeds coach Brian McDermott said: "On paper it was going to be a tough night and we had hoped the game would have been closer. We are disappointed by the final scoreline and disappointed we didn't score a try.

"But for large parts of the game we put up a fair amount of resistance against a very determined Wigan who were out to respond to their defeat last week. There were some good bits in there for us to feel proud of."

Match Action

  • 73m
    goal

    Sam Powell

    Wigan

  • 73m
    try

    George Williams

    Wigan

  • 71m
    try

    Tom Davies

    Wigan

  • 54m
    try

    Oliver Gildart

    Wigan

  • 54m
    goal

    George Williams

    Wigan

  • 50m
    try

    Oliver Gildart

    Wigan

  • 31m
    try

    George Williams

    Wigan

  • 15m
    try

    Sam Tomkins

    Wigan

  • 11m
    try

    Michael McIlorum

    Wigan

  • 11m
    goal

    George Williams

    Wigan